As author of 46 books, Dianna has published with Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books, Warner, McGraw-Hill, Random House, Thomas Nelson, Berrett-Koehler. Her latest books include Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader; Communicate with Confidence: How to Say It Right the First Time and Every Time (Revised and Expanded Edition); Speak with Confidence: Powerful Presentations That Inform, Inspire, and Persuade; E-Writing: 21st-Century Tools for Effective Communication; and Get a Life Without Sacrificing Your Career. Several have been major book club selections. Her work has been published in 20 foreign editions and is also widely available on audio, video, and online courseware (WBT and CBT).
Awards and Distinctions for Published Works
- A Cindy Award in New York Film Festival—Corporate Training Division
- Executive Soundview Summaries: 25 Best Business Books of the Decade
- Newbridge Executive Book Club—Main Selection
- Macmillan Executive Book Club Selection
- Book of the Month/Fortune Book Club Selection
- Money Book Club Selection
- Writers Digest Book Club Selection
- Business Week Book Club
- American Library Association: Best Non-Fiction of the Year
Recognized Communication & Productivity Expert
Dianna has been interviewed by Good Morning America, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, FOX, CNN, CNBC, National Public Radio, The New York Times, Washington Post, New York Newsday, Bloomberg, Boardroom Reports, Investor's Business Daily, Industry Week, Success, and Entrepreneur, among other national radio, TV, and newspapers for her opinions on critical workplace communication issues.
Dianna holds a master's degree in English literature from the University of Houston.
Consultant and CEO
Dianna and her staff consultants have taken her communication principles and techniques to hundreds of organizations around the world.
Programs offered by the firm include leadership communication, executive presence, business and technical writing, proposal writing, presentation skills, customer service, interpersonal skills, resolving conflict, effective meetings, and listening.
Booher Consultants has received vendor-of-the-year awards from clients such as IBM and Frito-Lay for Booher’s overall impact on the organization.
As course designer, Dianna Booher has been selected to present her programs and techniques at numerous industry meetings, including the world's largest corporate training association, American Society for Training and Development, and largest human capital association, Society for Human Resource Management. Her training principles have achieved major international recognition during the past three decades.
Dianna's clients most often describe her and her programs this way: "High energy!" "So many practical ideas I can use immediately." "Inspiring. You make me want to go out and do it now!"
Dianna has received the highest awards in the professional speaking industry, including induction into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®. Additionally, Successful Meetings magazine named Dianna on its list of 21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century!
Her clients include IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Siemens, Bayer, American Airlines, BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Occidental Petroleum, JPMorgan Chase, Principal Financial Group, Northwestern Mutual, USAA, JCPenney, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Alcatel-Lucent, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Bell Helicopter, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Navy, and NASA, among many others.